The Community Engagement Team hold a Symposium for 2nd Year Dental Students to Showcase their Inter Professional Engagement Projects.
From primary school pupils to Age UK carers, the homeless to family nurses, and cancer patients to sportsmen and women – the community brush strokes have been broad for second year students at Plymouth University’s Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry.
More than 60 students took part in this year’s Inter-Professional Engagement (IPE) programme, which enables undergraduates to work and engage with different groups in a range of community settings. Orchestrated by the Community Engagement team, within the Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise, the IPEs not only provide students with experiential learning opportunities whilst enabling them to achieve their General Dental Council learning outcomes but also contribute to oral health awareness and improving access to dental care – especially for the most vulnerable groups in society.
So it was smiles all-round in May 2015, when PUPSMD held a symposium at the John Bull Building to celebrate, and reflect upon, the eight projects undertaken by this year’s cohort. Each project was presented to an expert panel including Stephen Hancocks OBE, Editor of the British Dental Journal.
To hear more from the expert panel click play